Geographical Center of Europe

Trip Start May 20, 2008
Trip End Sep 15, 2008

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Monday, July 21, 2008

NOTE: Sorry for the lapse in postings. I've been too busy having a great time with Mike and our friends. I have posted photos from the many places we've been. I'm spending too much time and money at Internet cafes posting the photos alone that I've decided to eliminate the commentary. If you want to see photos from the places I'm going just bookmark my blog and check back when you have time.

This entry is for my visit to Europos Parkas which is a 55 acre open-air sculpture museum located in a remote forest outside of Vilnius. The French National Geographic Institute discovered in 1989 that the geographical center of Europe was at this location so Gintaras Karosas spearheaded the construction of a park. It was like a scavanger hunt trying to locate more than 100 sculptures in this forested park designed by artists from more than 70 countries. There were some poorly defined trails which I used as I tried to follow the hand-drawn map given to visitors. I think the point is to reflect and enjoy the art so nothing is done to help speed you along or commercialize the experience. It was an attempt on my part to see something a little different and try to enjoy a rare cultural event. I photographed some of the works for this site. I have my favorite and I hope you see some you like as well. The label field for photos is restricted to a set number of characters on Travelpod but I'll try to list the name of the sculpture,country of artist and then last name of artist.
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starlagurl on

That is really cool and definitely an 'off the beaten path' thing to to. Thanks for sharing.

Louise Brown
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